FORT WALTON BEACH – From fireworks to ball drops, Northwest Florida has plenty of places to be a little more as we say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022.
Here are 11 places to ring in New Year’s Eve in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and other cities in the Panhandle.
1. New Years Eve Celebration at HarborWalk Village
HarborWalk Village will bring its signature festivities, free live music and fireworks, in 2022 with a New Years Eve celebration along Destin Harbor at 34 Harbor Boulevard. Flash Flood will kick off the celebration with music at 7 pm, followed by headlining The A-Town A-List at 9:30 pm There will be a countdown to the midnight ball drop and fireworks.
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2. Baytowne Countdown
Ring in the New Years with your family at The Village of Baytowne Wharf celebration featuring not just one, but two fireworks displays at 8pm and midnight at 9100 Baytowne Boulevard, Miramar Beach. The night will include activities for children, such as face painting and live music by DJ Vladir from 6 to 8 pm on the main stage and 1 more song from 7 pm to 1 am on the stage in the event plaza. Those under the age of 20 must be accompanied by a legal guardian after 10 pm
3. Kiss It Goodbye: NYE Countdown and Drag Show
The Sound Café + Enlightened Studios will host a queer New Years Eve event with PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) with a drag show by Lux Vaiyanet and the Haus of Delphinium with musical guest Liquid L & Solar Gypsy. Doors open at 7 pm and the show begins at 8 pm Admission is $ 10. Guests will receive a PFLAG loot and a chance to win prizes.
4. New Years party at Vibe nightclub
Say goodbye to 2021 with Vibe Tribe at Vibe Nightclub with a $ 5,000 balloon delivery. Vibe Nightclub & Lounge is at 116 Perry Ave. SE., Fort Walton Beach.
5. McGuire’s New Years Eve Celebration
Go Irish for New Years Eve at McGuire’s Irish Pub, 33 US Highway 98 E., Destin. The evening will feature live music from Cormac McGuinness and 12Eleven, as well as a free champagne toast at midnight.
6. New Years at The Block
Celebrate New Years Eve at The Block with no live music coverage. Celebrate 2022 with party favors, snacks, door prizes, champagne toasts, and a total of $ 3,000 worth of balloons at midnight.
7. New Year’s Eve fireworks on the beach
Celebrate the start of a new year at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island and the countdown to the fireworks on the beach. Watch them from any of the restaurants on The Boardwalk, or stretch out along the beach and watch them light up the night sky.
8. New Years Eve Party at Rick’s on the Island
Enjoy a family New Years Eve party at Rick’s on the Island, 1318 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE. The night will feature live music from BT Turner and Preston Hoffman & Family. The evening will feature a free champagne toast, Low Country Shrimp Boil, and games.
9. Beach Ball Toss on New Years Eve at Pier Park
Visit Panama City Beach’s iconic event is back at Pier Park, 600 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach. The New Years Eve Beach Ball Toss features live entertainment, fireworks, a kids’ ball toss with 10,000 inflatable beach balls, and of course the main event! Ring in the New Years as a giant LED-lit beach ball descends from the 80-foot Celebration Tower. The night will feature activities for the whole family at 5:30 p.m. M., The Barry Fish Band performance at 5:35 p.m. M., A countdown for the children at 7:30 p.m. M., Beach ball toss at 8pm. pm, The Celebrity All-Star Band performance at 10 pm, all leading up to the midnight countdown with fireworks.
10. New Years Eve Celebration at The Hub on 30A
Celebrate New Years Eve with some soccer at The Hub at 30A, 7000 E. County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach. The family gathering place with food and shopping will have College Bowl Games on its Jumbotron starting at 10 a.m. The space will also host a dance party with a DJ from 5:30 pm. M. A 9 p. M. And an early countdown and a beach ball drop at 6pm. M.
11. Pensacola Beach New Years Eve Fireworks Show
Keep your eyes focused on the Pensacola Beach skies this New Year’s Eve for a free fireworks display along the Pensacola Beach boardwalk. At the stroke of midnight, a dazzling light display, provided by the beach camera, will take place overlooking the Santa Rosa Sound from the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk.